This Week in Nature

Members of The Cancer Genome Atlas team this week present a molecular characterization of 276 colorectal carcinoma samples; the researchers analyzed the samples' exome sequence, DNA copy number, and promoter methylation as well as mRNA and microRNA expression. "A subset of the colorectal tumors — most often those turning up in the right or ascending colon — had unusually high mutation levels.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.